wish to express my sincerest thanks to all who have assisted in making this
book possible. I am especially indebted
to Margaret Eustella Fau,
who had the earliest idea of compiling a bibliography on García
recruited me to work with her to update the second volume, and later encouraged
me to go “solo” to update both previous works.
I am also grateful to the
My graduate assistants participated in the tedious task of retrieving the magazines, journals, newspaper articles, etc., and in the process, developed a love for Gabito.
I hope that their new found love will repay them in part for their vital contribution. Helping in the early stages of this compilation were graduate assistants, Henry Georget, Will Wheeler, Carolyn Ptak, Amanda Zoller, and later Gabrielle Toth and Laura Hoksbergen. To Nicanor Domínguez, Henry Wolhmouth and other friends who promptly sent me articles that they encountered on García Márquez. I also want to thank my students Alejandro Oviedo, Juan Rosales, Nora Pereda, José A. Martínez, and David Solis, who were important in the retrieval and typing of the numerous citations. In the process they too have met Gabito and learned about the necessary tasks that are needed in order to compile a work of this extent. To Helen Sullivan for assisting with the intrinsic nature of the ProCite program, to Jodi Kiesewetter for sharing her word processing expertise, and to Silda Andrick who helped in retrieving the materials from the library. I also deeply appreciate Vera Mitchell who was always there for me. I am especially indebted, and I extend my heartfelt thanks to Claudia Quintana, who helped with the last printed volume of the bibliography. Furthermore, a special recognition to Jennifer Guillén, who worked in this online bibliography and today it is a reality and could be accessed through theUniversity of
Last but not least, I want to thank Gabito himself for contributing to the world a body of work so tremendous and fascinating in both its quantity and quality. Although I have been most anxious to finish this research, I have never grown tired of reading others’ interpretations of his works. My own understanding, love, and connection with the universality of the human condition ceaselessly expands as García Márquez continues to write and others respond to the words and thoughts of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century who just gave us his Vivir para contarla in 2002, and now Memoria de mis putas tristes.